Major agricultural marine export facility opens at Port of Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) – A $ 35 million agricultural marine export facility was announced Friday, Oct. 15 on Jones Island in Milwaukee as part of what is the largest one-time investment in the history of Port Milwaukee since the 1950s.
Representatives from the Port of Milwaukee, DeLong and the City of Milwaukee were joined on Friday by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, United States Senator Tammy Baldwin, United States Representative Gwen Moore, federal, state and local officials, as well as clients and port stakeholders to highlight the investment in the Milwaukee region.
“Milwaukee is a vital link in the Wisconsin economy. In this case, we are connecting Wisconsin agriculture to global markets, ”Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “The combined support of local, state and federal officials affirms the importance of this development. DeLong’s arrival at Port Milwaukee is a great addition to the city’s maritime commerce.
Officials say the new facility, located on the west side of Jones Island, will be one of the first in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system to process a variety of agricultural products by truck, train and international ship. , including dried products. Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDG).
Representatives from the Port of Milwaukee said the facility will open Wisconsin’s maritime and agricultural economies to new international markets for this and other commodities.
Reports say the facility is expected to be fully operational by April 2023, coinciding with the annual start of Port Milwaukee’s international shipping season.
More information is available at portmilwaukee.com.